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Charlie MacDonald

July 11, 1970 - October 11, 2017

Charlie MacDonald: July 11, 1970 - October 11, 2017

Service Date: October 15, 2017

Funeral Home Nepean - Garden Chapel

Posted by:
Gord Young

Posted on:
October 30, 2017

Candace, I’ve been retired since 2010 and only learned through word of mouth today that Charlie passed. My heart dropped as I didn’t know. I am so sorry for your loss. Charlie used to work for me at Marlant and I always enjoyed talking about submarines with him. He was a great man and went on to mark greater accomplishments. Farewell Chuck

Posted by:
Perley and Sheri Walsh

Posted on:
October 18, 2017

Our thoughts are with you Candice and Justine. So sorry. Words can't express how sorry we are.

Posted by:
Kevin Hayes

Posted on:
October 16, 2017

Charlie and I became fast friends over the past year as I was able to coral some skill sets at the NRC to assist him in carrying out his Navy duties.. He was always jovial and most welcoming to myself and everyone we met together.. I am in shock and am at a loss for words right now.. my condolences to the family.. his Navy family will sorrowfully miss him. Kev

Posted by:
Marie-Denise Lecavalier

Posted on:
October 15, 2017

Candace, Justine and to all the family, please accept our most profound and sincere condolences for the loss of Charlie. Aunt Marie-Denise & Uncle Francois. Montreal

Posted by:
Bob Houghton

Posted on:
October 15, 2017

My condolences to Candace, Justine and family. Charlie and I spent many hours together as cabin mates and as friends during our junior officer training in Fredericton. He was deeply devoted to his family and truly loved the Navy. This became clear to whomever Charlie's life touched. You will be missed Charlie...to absent friends

Posted by:
Ron and Dawn Riselli

Posted on:
October 15, 2017

We were so saddened to hear the news about Charlie. Our sincere sympathy to Candace, Justine, and all his extended family. We have such fond memories of Charlie in our young years. He was always kind, easy going and funny. We hope you can find some comfort in your memories and all the messages from those who care.

Posted by:
Ron Cormier

Posted on:
October 15, 2017

I had the privilege of working alongside Charlie for a number of years and enjoyed his fellowship many times on the road in Esquimalt. Charlie always had a twinkle in his eye and an easy way with people that made any tough situation that much easier to navigate. I will miss him. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

Posted by:
Paul Godin

Posted on:
October 15, 2017

Down dropt the breeze, the sails dropt down, 'Twas sad as sad could be; And we did speak only to break The silence of the sea -Samuel Coleridge Fair winds, Charlie, fair winds....

Posted by:
Julie Maurier

Posted on:
October 14, 2017

I had the privilege of working with Charlie in Submarines over a number of years, such a gentleman and a joy to work with. My sincerest condolences go out to his family as they embark on the difficult journey of living without his physical presence in their lives! Remember the good times as they will bear witness to his love towards all of you. Rest In Peace Charlie and soar to greater heights!

Posted by:
Jamie Clarke

Posted on:
October 14, 2017

Charlie was a great submariner and a kind, caring leader. He made the people around him better and always brought a smile to people’s faces. Candace, Justine - I am so incredibly sorry for your loss.

Posted by:
Monica

Posted on:
October 14, 2017

My heart is broken for the loss of my dear cousin Charlie. however, the bigger sadness is knowing the loss to you all ( aunt Florence, Candace, Ken, Justine, little Greyson, Sasha and Liam). Charlie was such a kind, easygoing , loving man. I know Charlie's kind soul will be deeply missed by anyone who knew him. My love and prayers are with you all during this loss of an amazing man in your lives. May God bless you and keep you strong. Lots of love. Xo

Posted by:
Edith and Robert Cerovich

Posted on:
October 14, 2017

It SADDENS our hearts to hear of the loss of your son Charlie. Please know that we are thinking of you and your family during this time. Words are at a loss!

Posted by:
Allan Snelgrove

Posted on:
October 14, 2017

My heartfelt condolences to all of Charlie's family. He was a great friend and fellow submarine. During the long night watch at sea it is surprising what one learns about a fellow sailor, somethings you may not want to know but it was on those watches that I got to chat with Charlie and became close shipmates.He will be dearly missed.RIP FRIEND!

Posted by:
Ian Flight

Posted on:
October 14, 2017

Charlie was a friend and mentor to me. I had the pleasure of completing my submarine training with him and then sailing with him in various capacities. He always put the needs of others ahead of his own and earned the respect and trust of everyone around him. I have very fond memories of the time we spent together and will remember him for his sense of humour and positive attitude. His presence made the situation better. My deepest condolences to Candace, Justine, and family. Know you were never far from his thoughts. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by:
Simon Page

Posted on:
October 14, 2017

Charlie was a great man and a wonderful co-worker to all in our Division. His smile, work ethic and sense of camaraderie will be missed by all. On behalf of all the members of the Maritime Equipment Program Division, my sincere condolences to Candace, Justine, and the entire MacDonald family.

Posted by:
Craig Piccolo

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Charlie was a great man and whose playful nature will be missed by all. My sincere condolences to Candace, Justine, and the entire MacDonald family.

Posted by:
Rick Mercer

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

So sorry to hear the news of Charlie's passing. I have fond memories, too numerous to count during our years of training together. I will always remember that huge smile and laugh that would fill a room. A true professional. Candace and Justine, you may never get over this, but you will get through it together. Rest in peace my friend,

Posted by:
Janice boutilier

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

So sorry for the loss of your son, husband, father ,grandfather ,brother , cousin and friend .he will be missed ,God bless all .

Posted by:
Michelle Mallet

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Candace's eyes always lit up and her smile always broadened when she talked about you. My sincerest condolences to you Candace and your family.

Posted by:
David MacMillan

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

So sad to hear of Charlie's passing. Our thoughts and condolences to his Family and many friends. Charlie was a shipmate and good friend. He will be sorely missed. Peace be with you.

Posted by:
Scott McVicar

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

I only knew Charlie through work. He was a submariner and that gave him an instant bond with our large brotherhood. Beyond that he was simply a really good guy. He was energetic, positive and nice. I always liked crossing paths with him. My condolences to the family.

Posted by:
Sherry Andrews

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Ken, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. My condolences to you and your family.

Posted by:
Frederick

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

On behalf of all the staff at 1 DU Det Ottawa, please accept our most profound and sincere condolences for your loss.

Posted by:
Maj-Britt Herzog

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Ken, I am saddened to learn of the passing of your brother. Wishing you and your family strength in this difficult time - my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by:
Tim Gaetz

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. Charlie was always friendly and helpful and a joy to be around. My condolences to you Candace and Justine and your family.

Posted by:
Ken Stagg

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

So sorry for your loss. I am currently out of the country since 2014 and haven't seen Charlie since I left but I consider him a good friend, we did sail together on boats. Charlie was a fantastic man and the world will definitely be a bit sadder because he is gone. I hope you find some solace in the fact that he touched so many lives in a positive manner. Please accept my deepest condolences. I can only imagine what you are going through but keep in mind whatever he was going through was not your fault and you are not responsible for his actions. It is a terrible tragedy and you and your family deserve to be happy again in the future. Sincerely, Ken

Posted by:
Theresa Lynk

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

To all of Charlie's family Rick and I send our deepest condolences. Charlie was my cousin and although we had never met I understand he was an amazing person and loved by all who knew him. RIP Charlie

Posted by:
Tony & Margaret Pye

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

So sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. Our sincere condolences to Candace, Justine, and the entire MacDonald family.

Posted by:
TerryLynn Marks

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Ken, Sasha, Liam and family Sending my condolences to you all, I’m sorry to hear of the passing of your Brother/Uncle Sending our love TerryLynn and Anthony Marks

Posted by:
Eddie Donovan

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Ken, So sorry to hear about your loss. My family members out in Halifax have great memories of Charlie and his great personality around the docks and on the deck. My sincere condolences to you and your family. Eddie

Posted by:
Troy Morey

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Charlie, just a few of the gang that joined up with you enjoying a beverage to your honour at the 6 mile pub, Fair winds and following seas my friend. My deepest condolences to all your family and friends

Posted by:
Dan Theriault

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family and friends. Charlie was great man, thoughtful and always with a smile, you will be truly miss, RIP Dear friend.

Posted by:
Derek Eichel, CPO2 Ret\\\'d

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

So sorry to hear about Charlie's passing. I was a member of Charlie's METTP class 8826. Our paths never crossed much thru our careers in the navy. Occassionally bump into each and of course would have a pop or two.. Condolences to Candace and all of his family. Take care. Derek

Posted by:
Bob Hall

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Please accept my condolences upon such a great loss. Working with Charlie was such a pleasure, he freely shared his exceptional knowledge of these boats as well as his vast experiences in and around them. As a fellow deer hunter, we had many chats in the flats and hallways of seasons gone by. May he rest in peace. Bob

Posted by:
Christine Payant

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Dear Ken. My sincere condolences to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Christine

Posted by:
Art Herve

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. It was a pleasure to know and work with him. That smile and chuckle will be missed. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family.

Posted by:
Mark Sheppard

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Charlie was an excellent naval officer whose dedication and care for others made a real difference in the lives of those he worked with. I had the good fortune of having worked with him and will always remember him for the positive light he brought to the workplace. My deepest condolences to Candace, Justine and family.

Posted by:
Jocelyn Turgeon

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

To a devoted team mate, a steady force, and a family man. My deepest condolences to Candace, Justine and family.

Posted by:
Francine Abel

Posted on:
October 13, 2017

Dear Justine and family, most sincere condolences for the loss of your father.

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